Friday, December 23, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY HOLIDAYS -2011-
A GIANT-SIZED TREASURY EDITION!

I just want to take this time to wish everyone all the Happiness of this
Holiday Season!

And to help celebrate your 
VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS,
HAPPY HANUKKAH,
KOOL KWANZAA, 
WILD WINTER SOLSTICE,
and A FESTIVUS FOR THE REST-OF-US...

...I present to you this scene of
MARVELOUS MIRTH and MERRIMENT...

(click to make FESTIVE-SIZED)



This YULTIDE TABLEAU featuring; Doctor Strange, Spider-Man, Luke "Power Man" Cage, Nick Fury and the Hulk, is my own re-staging of the CLASSIC cover to the 1975 MARVEL TREASURY EDITION; GIANT SUPERHERO HOLIDAY GRAB-BAG!

It was bigger than most kids, and only $1.50! (sigh)

I wasn't going to use any photoshop re-touches, but I didnt have a Santa-Suit small enough for Hulk.
I didn't even have a "classic" Hulk figure, but had to substitute my "Professor Hulk" as a stand in. Nor did I have any dolls, er... action figures of a young, tow-headed lad. If I did, that would be weird. So, I had to draft a holiday elf as a stand-in. Then, I figured, what-the-heck, and tossed in a little colorful glow for Doctor Strange's mystic zaps - which otherwise is just a red twisty-tie thingee from a bread bag.
With the exception of Hulk and Kilkeel Elf, these are all MARVEL LEGENDS Action Figures (which, aside from the old MEGO figures, are the very best Marvel action figures - ever).

I was originally going to make it an animated gif with glowing and blinking lights on the tree, like on my "Sanctum Window" graphic, but then one might wonder why no one else was moving... so I nixed it. Sorry.


However, to keep up with modern trends of VARIANT EDITIONS of cover images, I present to you this alternate take, with the MAN-THING in the place of the Christmas Tree.

(click to make Giant-Size Man-Thing sized)

Dr. Strange, Man-Thing, Spider-Man, Luke "Sweet Christmas" Cage, Nick Fury, Hulk and Irish 'Kilkeel' Elf
- all balanced by hidden props and wires...er...Christmas MAGIC!

Let's all sing a chorus of "O Man-Thing Tree"...
"O Manny-Thing, O Manny-Thing, Thy leaves are always burning..."
...EVERYBODY!

Peace on Earth, Good Will to Men-Things.

7 comments:

The Groovy Agent said...

Now THAT is cool! Inspired, even!

Groovy Christmas to ya, Ptor! May your Sanctum ever stay swanky!

Jason Shayer said...

Very cool indeed! Merry Christmas.

David H. said...

you should send this to the re-paneled blog guy.

cerebus660 said...

Merry Christmas, Mr. P!

H said...

Merry Christmas, P!

Predabot said...

Happy Holidays Ptor, however you may celebrate it. =)

I wonder... what does Dr Strange do this time of year..?

Might be something to base an up-coming column on! ^^

~P~ said...

Thanks for all the kind wishes, all!

Hey, Predabot... we celebrate Christmas over in my Sanctum.

Still, as a broad-minded fellow, I am known to be open to all holidays (holy days) of all customs... just like Doctor Strange - as I showed in a post back in 2008, where Strange has a Hanukkah and Kwanzaa display set up in his Sanctum.

http://sanctumsanctorumcomix.blogspot.com/2008/12/master-of-social-arts.html

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